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December 17, 2012
Shadows on ice: Proba-1 images Concordia south polar base
Paris (ESA) Dec 13, 2012
ESA's Earth-observing microsatellite Proba-1 has glimpsed one of the loneliest places on Earth - Concordia research base in the heart of Antarctica. This image was acquired by the High-Resolution Camera, the smallest imager on ESA's smallest satellite. This black and white digital camera incorporates a miniaturised telescope to fit in Proba-1, whose overall volume is less than a cubic metre. Long shadows cast by the low Sun pick out details of the base's layout in this 5 m-resolution image. ... read more
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Researchers use SUASs to reproduce the flight paths of birds
A study by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has used small unmanned aerial systems (SUASs) to reproduce the flight paths of birds of prey and get environmental information of their hunti ... more

Insurance industry paying increasing attention to climate change
The insurance industry, the world's largest business with $4.6 trillion in revenues, is making larger efforts to manage climate change-related risks, according to a new study published in the journa ... more

Google Maps returns to iPhone after Apple fiasco
Google Maps returned to the iPhone Thursday, allowing users to replace a glitch-ridden Apple program panned for omitting key landmarks and sending people in wrong directions. ... more
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Wildfires Light Up Western Australia
Careful observers of the new "Black Marble" images of Earth at night released this week by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have noticed bright areas in the western part ... more


Apocalypse... but not as we know it
The End Of The World As We Know It - TEOTWAWKI - is littered with predictions that didn't quite pan out. ... more
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Environmental satellite produces first photo of Earth
China's first synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite for environmental monitoring has produced its first "clear, coherent and informative" image of Earth, authorities said Monday. The satell ... more

NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night
Scientists have unveiled an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
NATO moves to bolster collective defense

U.K. Defense Secretary announces more support for Ukraine

Russia denies US claim that four Syria-bound missiles crashed in Iran

Pentagon chief warns of Russian casualties in Syria

Suspected Saudi-led air strike kills 28 at Yemen wedding

USAF expands OIR mission in Turkey

U.S. Air Force expands drone training at Holloman


Skybox Imaging Completes Significant Testing Milestone Preceding its First Satellite and Product Launch
Skybox Imaging (has successfully completed the simulated space environmental test of its first high-resolution imaging microsatellite. During the 16-day test campaign conducted at NASA's Ames Resear ... more

First-ever hyperspectral images of Earth's auroras
Hoping to expand our understanding of auroras and other fleeting atmospheric events, a team of space-weather researchers designed and built NORUSCA II, a new camera with unprecedented capabilities t ... more

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Low Cost Conductive Inks for Printed Electronics
DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) is introducing a new series of screen printed conductive ink materials for the printed electronics market, designed to offset the rising cost of silver. Uti ... more
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Seeing stars, finding nukes: Radio telescopes can spot clandestine nuclear tests
In the search for rogue nukes, researchers have discovered an unlikely tool: astronomical radio telescopes. Ohio State University researchers previously demonstrated another unlikely tool, when they ... more

USAF Hopes Bulk Rocket Purchase Will Save Billions
Purchasing core elements used to launch 28 rockets into space for National Security Space missions is the focus of negotiations between the Air Force and United Launch Alliance to establish a requir ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Merkel declares EU asylum rules 'obsolete' as navies tackle smugglers

Climate-linked insurance a boon for poor farmers

Footage shows Indonesia fires as pressure mounts in Singapore

America's children in crossfire of gun control debate

Ten years of searching for Pakistan's earthquake missing

3-D printing techniques help surgeons carve new ears

Plant pest reprograms the roots


Putin Urges CIS Countries to Join Glonass
Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to join Glonass, Russia's global positioning system. "This system has the capability to p ... more

Third Boeing GPS IIF Begins Operation After Early Handover to USAF
A third Boeing GPS IIF satellite has completed on-orbit checkout and is now part of the active 31-satellite GPS constellation, providing improved performance for both military and civilian users. ... more

Raytheon technology instrumental in creating "Black Marble" image
Data from the Raytheon Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite has been used to create a series of nighttime images of the Earth that NASA is calling "an order of magnitude more detailed" than prev ... more
Brazil fears mad cow case will force cut in beef prices

Fertile soil doesn't fall from the sky

Dead or alive? A new test to determine viability of soybean rust spores

Novel NIST process is a low-cost route to ultrathin platinum films

Dreidel-like dislocations lead to remarkable properties

Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon's dominance

Rockwell Collins wins Navy E-6b upgrade

Canada widens search for fighter jet beyond F-35

Commando II Takes To Sky

Ultrasound can now monitor the health of your car engine

Chinese firm to build electric cars in Bulgaria: report

Philippines gives green-light to electric tricycles


Carnegie debuts revolutionary biosphere mapping capability at AGU
Researchers from the Carnegie Institution are rolling out results from the new Airborne Taxonomic Mapping System, or AToMS, for the first time at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meetings in San ... more

New test adds to scientists' understanding of Earth's history, resources
A new study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher provides the first direct chronological test of sequence stratigraphy, a powerful tool for exploring Earth's natural resources. Th ... more

URI oceanography student uses crashing waves on shorelines to study Earth's interior
Scientists have long used the speed of seismic waves traveling through the Earth as a means of learning about the geologic structure beneath the Earth's surface, but the seismic waves they use have ... more

Third Galileo satellite begins transmitting navigation signal
Europe's third Galileo satellite has transmitted its first test navigation signals back to Earth. The two Galileo satellites launched last October have reached their final orbital position and are i ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Risk of cyber attack on global nuclear facilities growing

New polymer creates safer fuels

Extending a battery's lifetime with heat

Improved fuel structure reduces explosive qualities

Scientists present, discuss latest data from experiments smashing nuclei

Russia to Cooperate with Armenia on Nuclear Energy

Bulgaria needs over 6.6 bln US to upgrade nuclear reactors, build one more


New radio telescope could save world billions


Retired GIOVE-A satellite helps SSTL demonstrate first High Altitude GPS navigation fix


Iran claims US drone captured


Raytheon wins first contract for new lightweight GPS anti-jam capability for land systems


Tracking Pollution from Outer Space


NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Turns 15


Australia unveils telescope to warn of solar flares


GTX Gets Approval For Custom Two-Way GPS Tracking Devices On Planes


GOES-R Satellite Program Undergoes Successful Review


NASA's TRMM Satellite Confirms 2010 Landslides

Raytheon awarded contract for Paveway

TerraSAR-X image of the month - the Santorini volcano expands

Northrop Grumman to Supply Navigation Systems for Indian Coast Guard Vessels

China successfully launches remote sensing satellite

Satellites used to track global smog level

Apple sacks exec in maps fiasco: report

East Riding Of Yorkshire Council Selects Ctrack For Specialist Vehicle Tracking Solution

China successfully launches remote sensing satellite

Indian inventor wins cash to develop Braille phone

Secret mini-shuttle launch delayed

Researchers Use GPS Tracking to Monitor Crab Behavior

US Navy, Raytheon receive Pentagon engineering award for GPS-guided precision landing program

What lies beneath? New survey technique offers detailed picture of our changing landscape

Spatial Energy Becomes First Astrium Services OilGas Global Reseller

How many Russian Earth observation satellites will be in orbit by 2015?

Lockheed Martin Completes Critical Environmental Test on GPS III Pathfinder

China launches third environment monitoring satellite

Roscosmos Requests Glonass Project Contractor Head's Dismissal

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